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Where's Spirit of Vancouver Island?


The Spirit of Vancouver Island passenger ferry, which sails on the Swartz Bay-Tsawwassen route
left BC on September 14th for a transatlantic voyage to Poland for its mid-life upgrade at the
Remontowa Ship Repair Yard, Gdansk, Poland. The transit is estimated at 42 days .....


Watch the March 22nd Panama Canal timelapse videos ....


Voyage complete, last position update was April 03 at 07:07 am


Join the discussion at West Coast Ferries Forum


Current Status - Stopped - Destination - Vancouver


Trip Depart Arrive Days KMs Speed in Knots
Last Max Avg
To Poland 2018:09:14 2018:10:15 31 19,508
21.8 14.99
Sea Trials 2019:02:18 2019:02:22 4 1,278
22.3 12.84
To Canada 2019:02:28 2019:04:03 34 19,249
21.1 14.70

2018 September 14 - BC Ferries - Spirit of Vancouver Island Mid-Life Upgrade ..... more news


Info: AIS data is by VHF radio with a range of 15-60 nautical miles, there will be 'Out of Range' periods when far from populated areas.



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Blue The ship is underway.
Purple The ship is stopped or at anchor.
Gold The ship is moored.
Red The ship has been stopped for more than 14 days.
White The ship is not being reported by AIS, shown at last reported position.

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Timelapse video - September 26th - East to Poland - Spirit of VI in Panama Canal (Gatun lock)

Timelapse video - March 22nd - West to Canada - Spirit of VI in Panama Canal (Gatun lock)

Timelapse video - March 22nd - West to Canada - Spirit of VI in Panama Canal (Miraflores lock)


Spirit of Vancouver Island

2017 Sep 07 - Times Colonist - BC built Spirit ferry going to Poland for refit, dual-fuel conversion



"What should we do while waiting for the storm to blow through?"


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